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Please correlate Your statement with that in the Gita?

Posted on: 06/07/2021

Ms. Thrylokya asked: As Lord Kṛṣṇa, You taught us to overcome likes and dislikes (Buddhāya viśuddhāya...). As Śrī Datta Swāmi, You are teaching us that we should like what God likes and we should dislike what God dislikes. Please correlate both these sentences.

Swāmi Replied:- Kṛṣṇa taught that the soul shall leave its personal likes...

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Shall we have a balance of qualities while dealing with the world and the Sadguru?

Posted on: 06/07/2021

Ms. Thrylokya asked: Swāmi, there are masculine and feminine qualities although there is no strict boundary between the both. The Sages in the Daṇḍkāraṇya analysed that all souls are females before God who is the husband of all souls. So, can we say that we should have a balance of both kinds of qualities when dealing with the world (without God) and we should have feminine qualities before the Sadguru (God)?

Swāmi Replied:- Exactly correct. The masculine and feminine qualities are based...

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What if a soul focuses more on career & family and slips into the worldly bonds?

Posted on: 06/07/2021

Ms. Thrylokya asked: Swāmi, You are so kind in guiding us to settle down (in the world with a stable job and family) in Pravṛtti before entering Nivṛtti (spiritual path). No other preacher has taught like this. Spiritual journey always implied giving up the world. But, You are encouraging us to win the world and also surrender to God out of love. What if a soul focuses more on career & family and slip into the worldly bonds? How do we know to what extent we focus...

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Pravrutti Nivrutti Sutram - Chapter 1

Posted on: 03/07/2021

1) अथातो धर्मब्रह्म व्याख्यास्यामः ।
Athāto Dharma Brahma Vyākhyāsyāmaḥ ।

After observing confusion between worldly and spiritual lives, therefore, we are explaining both Dharma or Pravṛtti (worldly life) and Brahma...

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Pravrutti Nivrutti Sutram - Chapter 2

Posted on: 03/07/2021

1) द्विधा श्रूयते प्रजार्थे ।
Dvidhā śrūyate prajārthe ।

Regarding getting issues through marriage, the Veda says in two ways. After finishing the education, one has to settle in the materialistic life earning livelihood for self and family. This second phase of life is called Gṛhasthāśrama, the ultimate of which is to generate children that form the future generation so that the humanity continues forever. This is also service to God because unless humanity exists forever, the continuous program of entertainment of God while God descends as human incarnation in every generation does not exist. The Veda says that one shall marry and generate children...

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Can I take decisions based on only the motive of the action of others?

Posted on: 02/07/2021

Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmi ji, Firstly I am a new to the group, I came to this group by one of Your students guidance as I have asked a doubt to her and she guided me to ask You. I found Lord Kṛṣṇa is even ready to break His promises or even ready to do Māyā for Dharma. Lord Kṛṣṇa is seeing the Mantavya (motive) of the person in any situation and is ready help that person in some way or other if his Mantavya is for good or dharma. Doubt is? I actually work in a bank, previously I was very strict used...

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How important is the controlling of senses from external world during transformation?

Posted on: 01/07/2021

śrī Durgaprasad asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmi, You said that if one can turn the bad qualities towards God, they become good qualities indeed. How important is the controlling of senses from external world during this transformation? Even the sages practiced their sādhanā by going away from the materialistic world so that they do not get trapped from the attractions. At Your lotus feet, Durgaprasad

Swāmi replied: This concept comes only from the example of sages. The ordinary souls confined to pravṛtti only controlled their senses and maintained perfect discipline stamping some qualities as totally bad and some qualities...

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Is it the quality of a soul or the influence of Kali responsible for the actions done by the souls?

Posted on: 01/07/2021

Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmi, it is often said that the present injustice is due to the influence of Kali (or Satan). Is it the quality of a soul or the influence of Kali responsible for the actions done by the souls? Does God not control the Satan? At Your lotus feet, Durgaprasad

Swāmi replied: Kali is the personification of the sinful nature of the fallen souls in course of time. There is no external personality like Kali to influence the souls to increase the sinful nature of the souls. The sinful nature...

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What is the interpretation of the following composition by Shankara?

Posted on: 01/07/2021

Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmi, some Facebook user in advaita forum stated the meaning of Īśvaro guru rātmeti mūrtibheda vibhāgine in Dakṣiṇā Mūrti stotram composed by Śaṇkara as: There is no difference between Īśvara, Guru and Ātman. What is the interpretation of this composition and how to reply to that person? At Your lotus feet, Durgaprasad.

Swāmi replied: The dance of Kṛṣṇa in Brundāvanam and the advaita philosophy of Śaṇkara were entirely with different backgrounds and were unfortunately misunderstood in the absence of the knowledge of those true backgrounds. The first background...

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Please help me in taking decisions in worldly life and spiritual journey.

Posted on: 01/07/2021

Ms. Amudha asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmiji, I am writing this email with full of doubt and unable to make decision on the challenges. Spiritual Journey: Unable to focus on spiritual knowledge. I am only thinking and focusing on worldly activities. Sometimes I didn't like to eat, sleep, work and wasting time. It is pure of my ignorance but Swāmiji please help me to concentrate on spiritual knowledge. I cannot do anything without Your...

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What is the meaning of penance?

Posted on: 01/07/2021

Śrī JSR Prasad asked:- Sāṣṭāṇga praṇāmas Swāmi. You told that sages did penance for God to get salvation from worldly bonds. You also told that penance means love and not concentration. Please clarify this to more extent. At Your divine lotus feet, Prasad.

Swāmi replied:- Sages thought that concentration is penance. But, love or attraction is the real penance. Penance is suffering (Tapyate iti tapaḥ). The suffering like headache and strain of eyes appears in concentration...

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Swami Answers Shri Anil's Questions

Posted on: 30/06/2021

1. What is the meaning of the following statement?

[Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmi, some questions raised in internet discussion forum is presented below. Please grace Your response to the same. At Your Lotus Divine Feet-anil.

Is Gautama Buddha’s last statement before leaving the body “Appa Deepo Bhavo, find your own light” the most precious statement said by any Prophet? What is the meaning of this statement?]

Swāmi replied: Light means knowledge as said in the Gītā (Prakāśa upajāyate). This means that you shall not blindly believe anybody and follow the path without your own logical analysis. God Himself told Arjuna to analyse whatever...

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Who all are the Brahmins that came from face of Purusha and those became Brahmins by deeds?

Posted on: 30/06/2021

Swāmi replied: The soul having the quality of leading others to God (Brāhmaṇa) came from the face of God. It is not a reverse statement, which means that a soul coming from the face of God became Brāhmaṇa. The Vedic text says ‘Brāhmaṇo'sya mukha māsīt’. This means that the soul, which is already Brāhmaṇa came from His face. Face or head indicates intelligence or logic, which is necessary...

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Swami Answers Shri Anil's Questions on Christianity

Posted on: 30/06/2021

1. Why do people believe that buildings are the church when scripture says in Matthew 18:20 “Where two or three gather in My name, there am I” and what can be done to correct this misconception?

Swāmi replied: There are always two levels of devotees:- 1) primary level and 2) final level. For primary level temples, churches, mosques etc., are needed whereas for the final level the spiritual conversation called Satsaṇga itself is the temple or church or mosque. Don’t think that lower...

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Is sacrifice of fruit of work greatest?

Posted on: 29/06/2021

[You said that sacrifice of fruit of work involved  already  the work or service by which the fruit of work is earned. Hence, the sacrifice of fruit of work includes work done to earn that fruit and hence, sacrifice of fruit of work is greatest because this involves both sacrifice of fruit and service or work done to earn that fruit. Is this the correct conclusion?]

Swāmi replied:- It is true that service or work is included in sacrifice of fruit because without service or work, fruit of work cannot be earned. This is true, but the service or work done in earning the fruit of work...

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Is it right that we have to catch God and leave the world after learning knowledge?

Posted on: 29/06/2021

Swāmi replied: This is not exactly correct because if you catch God, the world will detach spontaneously. You need not to put any effort to detach from the worldly bonds, which is called vairāgya or mokṣa because detachment from worldly bonds is spontaneous and automatic by-product of the attachment to God. Hence, you have to put all your effort, all your time and all your energy only to get attachment...

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My mind is not fixed in one place and what is the remedy for this?

Posted on: 29/06/2021

Swāmi Replied:- There is no remedy for this because initially you may control your mind but after sometime your mind will revolt and will control you. There is no permenant remedy for this problem. If anything is done using force, such thing remains temporary...

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Please give me initiation (diksha) for a holy hymn (mantra).

Posted on: 29/06/2021

Swāmi Replied:- Dīkṣā means rigid determination in the devotion to God and this can be obtained by yourself only. I cannot rub My decision on you. The firm decision regarding the devotion to God comes by itself based on the extent of your attraction towards God. Similarly, Mantra means that word or sentence or poem or song which attracts your mind to make you repeat it again and again...

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What is the significance of the three strings present in the holy cross belt put in the Upanayanam ritual?

Posted on: 29/06/2021

Swāmi replied: This ritual is done just before sending the child to Sadguru for learning knowledge. The three strings in the holy thread indicate the three qualities called sattvam, rajas and tamas. Rajas is inert energy, which is the starting material for creation and stands for Brahmā. Sattvam is the awareness (which is also a specific work form of energy formed in a specific functioning nervous system) generating knowledge standing for Viṣṇu...

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What is the meaning of Brahma vit Brahmaiva bhavati from Veda?

Posted on: 29/06/2021

Swāmi replied: The reverse of the actual meaning is taken by people, who say that if you know that you are God, you will become God. This is the most foolish statement. If an unemployed person knows that he is a peon in a government office, will he become the government peon? Even the post of a peon is not achieved by this path and can the ultimate God be achieved by this path? The meaning of this statement...

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